March 3, 2014

Of Interest: March 3, 2014

NCCS sets special meetings, budget session

ROUSES POINT — The Northeastern Clinton Central School Board will interview candidates for the superintendent post at special sessions set for 2:45 p.m. today and 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at the District Office.

The two meetings are not open to the public.

As well, the NCCS Board will hold a budget-development meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Rouses Point Elementary School.

The regular meeting will follow, with agenda items that include recognitions and achievements, resignations, appointments and policies.

The public is being encouraged to attend the March 6 sessions.

Saranac School Board changes today’s meeting

SARANAC — Today’s Saranac Central School Board meeting has been changed to Thursday, March 6, and will now start at 6 p.m.

Some agenda items include a 2014-2015 budget plan presentation and contract awards. 

The board contemplates convening an executive session following the meeting for the purpose of reviewing superintendent applications. 

A complete agenda is available at the District Office and at 

The public is encouraged to attend.

Mooers Food Pantry vies for Feinstein funding

MOOERS — The Mooers Wesleyan Food Pantry is one of 2,000 agencies participating in the 2014 Feinstein Foundation Challenge to fight hunger. 

Any food or monetary donation made to the pantry between March 1 and April 30 will enable it to receive a share in the foundation’s giveaway. 

Donations may be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 149 Maple St. in Mooers any Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon or checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 221, Mooers NY 12958.

MOP Democracy demonstrates in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — Political activists hung a banner on the Macdonough Monument on Friday demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo keep his promise for campaign finance reform through “keeping Fair Elections in the state budget.

Campaign finance reform, a press release from Money Out of Democracy (MOP Democracy), said, “is intended to introduce fair electoral systems where they are not already in place and where the system instead favors larger political contributions, often from special interest groups, over small donations from the average voting population.”

MOP is conducting its campaign in all 62 counties in the state, intending to display 99 banners representing the 99 percent. It will culminate in a rally in Albany at the end of March.

“Activists are skeptical that Governor CuOmo is doing more than political posturing,” MOP spokesman Matthew Edge said in the release. To keep Fair Elections in the budget “would be to bite the hand that feeds him.”

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